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Morris County Chamber of Commerce to honor Kathryn DeFillippo

Former Commissioner Receiving Alex DeCroce Public Service Leadership Award

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – The Morris County Chamber of Commerce will honor former Morris County Commissioner Kathryn DeFillippo with the 2024 Alex DeCroce Public Leadership Award at its annual Legislative Luncheon on March 20.

The Alex DeCroce Public Leadership Award is presented to a Morris County official who exemplifies the values of public service by the late Assemblyman Alex DeCroce: an unwavering commitment to making the community a great place to live, grow a business and raise a family.

Morris County Commissioner Director Christine Myers, along with fellow County Commissioners, will present the award at the event, which is being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park.

DeFillippo, who is retired, served three terms on the Board of County Commissioners from 2014 to 2022, including two years as board director. During her tenure, she served as the chief liaison to the Morris County Department of Human Services and area nonprofits. She was also Mayor of Roxbury Township in 2009 and served on the Township Council from 2006 to 2013.

DeFillippo had served as the Morris County member on the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority from 2014 until her retirement, and chaired the board from 2020 to 2021.

Additionally, she was a trustee to the board of the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National MS Society, leaving in 2016 after a decade of service.

DeFillippo had a private career as a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, assisting society’s most vulnerable citizens. She served as director of a sheltered workshop for adults with physical and mental handicaps in New York and worked in the insurance industry in the Washington, D.C., area, providing medical management and vocational rehabilitation services to injured workers.

The annual Legislative Luncheon, part of the chamber’s Public Policy Series, will feature members of the New Jersey Legislature, prominent public officials, and political analysts discussing matters that affect the business community. The panel this year will include Micah Rasmussen, director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics, and state Senators Anthony Bucco (R-25) (scheduled) and Nicholas Scutari (D-22) (invited).

The Legislative Luncheon is open to both chamber members and non-members. To register or learn more, visit the Morris County Chamber of Commerce website.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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